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William Bierschwale House

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1888, Alfred Giles. 110 N. Bowie St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

The largest nineteenth-century residence in town, the Bierschwale House stands out due to its two-story height and L-shaped plan, and was built for a state representative and county clerk. The Alfred Giles drawings for the house called for a one-story porch, which was evidently changed during construction to the present two-story design decorated with flat jigsaw-cut railings. The house is now a bed-and-breakfast.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "William Bierschwale House", [Fredericksburg, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 214-214.

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